Lab Medicine: A Positive Urine Alcohol with Negative Urine Ethyl-Glucuronide

Sep 19, 2018

The September 2018 issue of Lab Medicine includes an article about ethanol in urine, an analyte that is tested for as a part of urine drug testing. If an individual is on pain medication or in a drug-abuse program, a positive urine ethanol result can have serious implications. This article focuses on a case where ethanol was found in urine, but the ethanol results from a fermentation process due to bacteria and glucose in the urine.  Read more.